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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Management

The Foundation Degree in Management, validated by the Ulster University, is ideal if you are considering a career in management.
Level 5

Course Structure

Top leadership and management talent are needed to create opportunities for growth. This Foundation Degree in Management (formally known as Leadership and Management) has been developed in order to assist in the process of developing this talent and encouraging critical and analytical thinking in students. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students may progress progress to year 2 of the Ulster University BSc (Hons) Management programme. 


Year 1: Semester 1:

  • Introduction to Marketing                                  
  • Developing people                                               
  • HRM for Business

Semester 2:                                                      

  • Introduction to Finance and Economics
  • Introduction to Management and Leadership       
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation  

Year 2: Semester 1:

  • Managing Quality
  • Financing Operations
  • Employability

Semester 2:

  • Business and Society
  • Work Based Learning


This course will grant you the status of Ulster University Associate Student.


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Contact Hours

Contact Hours per week

15 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study

19 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

Entry Requirements

GCSE and University General Entrance requirement statement

  • Three GCSE to include GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy

GCSE Maths

  • GCSE Mathematics Grade c or above OR Pass in Level 2 Numeracy


A minimum of 72 UCAS points including:

  • Two A Levels at A2 OR
  • Level 3 National Diploma

Access Diploma

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 60%+

International Requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0; (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51
  • Or equivalent (Examples of equivalent qualifications would be a GCSE in English, Level 3 Programmes, Essential Skills in Literacy – Level 2, ESOL Level 2 or another qualifications gained at an Institution within the UK).


  • Successful completion of the admissions process


  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

All students are required to complete a full-time placement (voluntary or paid) for a duration of 15 weeks ​(4 days per week in placement and one day in College) in their second year of study, which will provide them with the opportunity to build their employability skills through working on a project within the placement organisation. Students who have completed this programme have secured a wide range of placements; including placements in the USA and ROI. All students are required to complete a project presentation on their placement.

Where will it take me?

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree and having met the requirements set by the University, students may progress to either year 2 of the full-time Ulster University BSc Hons Management programme or the part-time BSc Hons Business Studies (Management) at UU. Students may also seek to progress to alternative Higher Education provision dependant on entry criteria.

How will it make me more employable?

You will learn transferrable skills such as communication, organisational skills, problem solving, leadership and critical thinking which will help you apply to relevant jobs within the Business Industry. The programme is designed to facilitate your development of a range of graduate qualities that are highly valued in the workplace.

Additional Costs

Costs of student visits are estimated at approximately £50 per annum. There may be an opportunity for students to participate in an international study tour, should this be the case it will be self-funded by the student.


Course and Provider regulated by Ulster University.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
  • Students in Year 1 are required to attain 120 credits in order to progress to Year 2.  This will require students to achieve an overall pass mark of at least 40% in all modules.

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